Biodegradable, Elastic Shape-Memory Polymers for Potential Biomedical Applications

@article{Lendlein2002BiodegradableES,
  title={Biodegradable, Elastic Shape-Memory Polymers for Potential Biomedical Applications},
  author={A. Lendlein and R. Langer},
  journal={Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={296},
  pages={1673 - 1676}
}
The introduction of biodegradable implant materials as well as minimally invasive surgical procedures in medicine has substantially improved health care within the past few decades. This report describes a group of degradable thermoplastic polymers that are able to change their shape after an increase in temperature. Their shape-memory capability enables bulky implants to be placed in the body through small incisions or to perform complex mechanical deformations automatically. A smart… Expand
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